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Nigeria vows to capture killers of aid worker couple

Abuja - Nigeria's government vowed Tuesday to track down gunmen who stormed a luxury hotel and murdered two aid workers, a British woman and a Nigerian man, before abducting three other people.

Nigerian president increases minimum wage by two-thirds

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law an increase by two-thirds to the minimum wage in Africa's most populous country.It raises the minimum wage from 18,000 naira ($50, 44 euros) a month to 30,000 naira ($83).

'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria: experts

Lagos - Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Kuda - Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria.

In north Cameroon, the struggle to save youngsters from Boko Haram

Maroua - "My life changed completely," said 14-year-old Ina Viche, recalling the day in 2016 when her parents were killed by Boko Haram jihadists."While our parents were alive, we went to school. It was no longer possible when they died.

Nigeria ruling party stages come-back in key state vote

Kano - Nigeria's ruling party on Sunday won the crucial state of Kano in key governorship elections, as the opposition denounced the result, following violence and intimidation that hit the re-run vote.

Violence and intimidation marr re-run polls in Nigeria

Kano - Violence and voter intimidation once again marred polls in Nigeria Saturday, as voters tried to take part in re-run governorship and state elections already postponed once because of unrest.

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse: state govt

Lagos - Twenty people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and primary school in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, the authorities said on Friday.

Deposed Boko Haram leader detained not killed: sources

Kano - The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three well-informed sources have told AFP.

Search ends in Lagos building collapse as anger flares

Lagos - Emergency services on Thursday said they had called off the search for survivors of a building collapse that killed nine in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, as anger mounted over dilapidated property and unscrupulous owners.

Eight killed, 37 rescued, in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - Rescuers on Wednesday recovered eight bodies and rescued 37 people alive from the wreckage of a collapsed four-storey building in the Nigeria's economic capital LagosChildren had been attending an "illegal school" inside the residential building when t...

Counting begins in crunch Nigerian state polls

Lagos - Vote counting began after polls closed on Saturday in keenly fought governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria, held against a backdrop of political tensions and insecurity.

IS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief: sources

Kano - The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate -- and the group's future direction.

Kidnappers free Nigeria winger's mother: police

Warri - Kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week, police in the country's southeast said on Tuesday.

With cash, crime and drama, Nigeria politics inspire movie makers

Lagos - With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, their lawyers said Sunday.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election as opposition cries foul

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.

Rigging claims fly as Nigeria election results come in

Abuja - Nigeria's main opposition on Monday accused the ruling party of trying to rig presidential elections as the incumbent cemented a lead, but monitors voiced concern about polling day problems and violence that caused dozens of deaths.

Monitors concerned as Nigeria awaits vote result

Abuja - Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election, as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.

Troops fight off Boko Haram in NE Nigeria before polls

Maiduguri - One soldier was killed and 20 others were injured in a Boko Haram rocket attack in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, just hours before elections began.

Nigerians wait for election results as polls close

Abuja - Nigerians on Saturday waited to hear who their next president will be as voting in delayed elections drew to a close and the counting began.

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for rescheduled election

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari vowed Friday on the eve of troubled elections that Nigerians would be able to vote in security, despite a week-long postponement and violence in the north of the country.

Second time lucky? Nigeria prepares for rescheduled vote

Abuja - Nigeria makes a second attempt to hold presidential and parliamentary elections this weekend, after a last-gasp postponement that angered voters and stoked the political temperature.

Nigeria 'on course' for rescheduled poll as campaigning ends

Abuja - Nigeria's rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections will take place this weekend, the electoral commission said on Thursday, as resumed campaigning ended.

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections.

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

Lagos - Nigeria made final preparations Friday on the eve of a presidential election, with continuity pitted against reform in a battle between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar.

187 ex-jihadists surrender in Cameroon

Mora - Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said Thursday.

Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polling

Abuja - Nigeria's presidential candidates wrapped up their election campaigns on Thursday, making a final pitch to voters before Africa's most populous country heads into the polls.
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A slaughtered ram under dresing before cutting
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Local businesses lighting a street in Lagos in absence of functioning public street lights.
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A downtown photo of Jos, the Plateau State capital, north central Nigeria
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Christ Apostolic Church, Ibadan, Nigeria, is one of the first generation indigenous churches. This building looks very old indeed.
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Mrs. Toku Mike has decided to look forward following the death of her first son. She has 2 boys to look after.
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Child defecating in a canal in the slum of Gege in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria
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A frontal view of the beach at Kuramo in Lagos
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A Primary Health Care center in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram arrive at a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Nigeria.
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 Gospel Faith Ministries International  is an indigenous church.
"Gospel Faith Ministries International" is an indigenous church.
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Nigerian fans entering a bar in Lagos to watch the AFCON finals between Nigerian Burkina Faso on Sunday
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A petrol station selling fuel in Lagos Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Participants at the International Film Documentary Festival in Lagos  Nigeria
Participants at the International Film Documentary Festival in Lagos, Nigeria
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A ram eventually brought down for slaughter after much struggle
Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage...
Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
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Women are economically active in the night life of Lagos as seen in this photo of a woman selling roasted yam at night.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
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Congregants outside the filled main auditorium of The First Baptist Church in Lagos during the cross-over into the New Year
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Nigeria's Super Eagles celeberating the AFCON victory in South Africa. Photo: Screen grab from Super Sports
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Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa
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